December 2010

December 2010

Hawaii Set to Get Hotter Next Year

As the thermometer drops throughout the continental U.S., many daydreamers turn to thoughts of the swaying palm trees and sunny

Las Vegas Lights Up for Agents

The glittering destination that is Las Vegas once again put on a show-stopping performance for travel professionals over the past 12 months

Tauck World Discovery

As so often happens, Tauck World Discovery is out and running ahead of the pack. Perhaps that is why the tour company is the Recommend

Florida Shines On

Florida takes the prize for Best Selling Destination in the USA/Canada, celebrating for the second consecutive year a result of what

Southwest Airlines Flies High

The travel agents have spoken loud and clear and have once again named Southwest Airlines as the Best Airline for Leisure in Recommend’s

France: Where Love is Always in the Air

Roads to romance wind through France, hugging Mediterranean and Atlantic shores, passing beneath snow-capped Alps and Pyrenees heights

Ireland: Isle of Green

That’s “green” as in “cash,” especially for agents who sell the destination with the help of Tourism Ireland’s support. Ireland is this year’s winner

Flavors of Italy

It is no secret that Italy is one of the world’s most popular destinations, one that everyone seems to love for its cities full of renaissance

Agents Give Delta an A+

With a network that spans six continents and a far-reaching alliance relationship with Air France-KLM, Alitalia and the SkyTeam, as well as

Rail Europe Zooms Ahead

For making the selling of “Europe on Track” interesting, easier and more profitable, Rail Europe, the largest North American distributor of European

China No Longer a Sleeping Dragon

In China, everything is very big. Territorially, it stretches more than 3,000 miles from the western shores of the Pacific Ocean across the face of Asia.

Sexy Thailand

It says a lot about a place when it’s chosen by Recommend’s discerning readers—all knowledgeable travel experts and enthusiasts—for the

Singapore Airlines Soars to New Heights

From authentic Japanese fine dining experiences for business class passengers, to a multimillion dollar collaboration that plans to bring the

Double the Love for Tahiti

It’s a magical place indeed if it garners two victories, but there’s no arguing the spell it casts. Recommend readers made Tahiti the clear winner

Goway Wins Again

As it wraps up its year-long 40th anniversary celebration, Goway Travel is enjoying another coup courtesy of Recommend readers, which have

Costa Rica is Smiling

Costa Rica is huge in visitor appeal, as demonstrated by its winning Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Selling Destination in

Beautiful Brazil

When we think of Brazil, the images that come to mind are probably those of Rio de Janeiro, its smiling, sexy Carioca residents, its curve of white sands

Avanti's Latin Beat

Avanti Destinations copped Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Tour Operator, Latin America, and president Harry Dalgaard called to

Egypt: The New Honeymoon Haven

Timeless Egypt has always offered a bountiful array of cultural treasures to visitors with its seemingly endless collection of ancient Egyptian

Honeymooners Learn and Grow in South Africa

It’s not hard to understand why South Africa has been named Sexiest Romance/Honeymoon Destination in Africa for the ninth year in a row

Abercrombie & Kent Owns Africa

There’s no doubt that Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) knows what it’s doing with its Africa product, and we’re not just saying this because it's won the

Isram Named Best in the Middle East

Isram World of Travel—a veteran tour operator with more than 40 years of experience that has evolved into a highly successful multi-brand

Israel Sets New Tourism Record in 2010

For the fourth year in a row, Recommend readers have named Israel the Best Selling Destination in the Middle East, something of an understatement

Agents Keep Jamaica On Top

In the fast-paced, constantly evolving world of travel, 11 years is an eternity. Think about it: in 1999, we were busy worrying about Y2K

Sandals & Beaches Go Above and Beyond

The saying goes, “Love what you do and do it well—success will follow.” Take one look at Sandals and Beaches, and you might be inspired

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